ASML (ASML) Getting Neutral News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News stories about ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) have been trending neutral this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. ASML earned a news impact score of 0.38 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned press coverage about the semiconductor company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected ASML’s ranking:

Shares of NASDAQ:ASML opened at $177.66 on Tuesday. ASML has a 1 year low of $156.58 and a 1 year high of $221.66. The stock has a market cap of $73.09 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a current ratio of 2.80, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27.

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 17th. The semiconductor company reported $1.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.90 by ($0.04). ASML had a net margin of 24.28% and a return on equity of 23.22%. The business had revenue of $3.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.29 billion. Research analysts expect that ASML will post 6.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on ASML shares. BidaskClub cut ASML from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 14th. ValuEngine cut ASML from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 7th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of ASML in a report on Monday, September 17th. Zacks Investment Research cut ASML from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 18th. Finally, UBS Group upgraded ASML from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, September 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. ASML has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $210.80.

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ASML Company Profile

ASML Holding N.V. develops, produces, markets, sells, and services advanced semiconductor equipment systems consisting of lithography related systems primarily in the Netherlands, the United States, and Asia. It sells three categories of products, including DUV lithography, EUV lithography, and Holistic lithography solutions.

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